| Putting the psycho in|
|Men who stare at goats|
|By the powers of tinfoil|
Rumpology is the purported ability to glean psychic or other information from a subject using ESP or clairvoyance specific to arses. If this sounds like PIDOOMA, you may be on the right track, but this must be pulled out of someone else's rump.
John C. McLachlan, a professor of medical education, submitted a hoax abstract for a presentation to the The Jerusalem Conference on Integrative Medicine in 2010 on the topic of buttocks reflexology. The abstract claimed that a homunculus on the buttocks corresponded to Blaschko lines that could be used for reflexology. The purpose of the accepted submission was to demonstrate the degree of credulousness of alternative medicine, specifically integrative medicine. The diagram that was presented with the abstract showed buttocks with the brain's somatotopic arrangement of body parts superimposed upon each cheek.
- Jacqueline Stallone's Rumpology Reports, Jacqueline Stallone website, as displayed Sep. 12, 2019.
- Integrative medicine and the point of credulity by John C. McLachlan (2010) BMJ 341:c6979. doi:10.1136/bmj.c6979.